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Jon McGinnis–Photo by August Jenneweing/UMSL Theories examines Aristotle’s and the Muslim Aristotelian Avicenna’s conceptions of time. Interpreting Avicenna: Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam: Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Avicenna Study McGinnis (ed.). Jon McGinnis is Professor of classical and medieval philosophy at the University of Missouri, Avicenna’s Metaphysics in Contextby Robert Wisnovskymore.

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Much more could be said about the four elements in this chapter, but McGinnis wisely holds off until such information is necessary, e. As is characteristic of each major chapter in his book, McGinnis introduces primary texts from Avicenna to inform his presentation, and generally he follows up with an interpretation of the text.

Louis Post-Dispatch concerning recent scandals in the Catholic Church and the Canadian Ion Corporation about the scientific heritage of Islam. Mcginis and the Senses ; 5. The first concerns to what extent, if at all, Avicenna’s deity can be said avcenna act freely. Given the challenging and often alien material confronting the reader uninitiated in this period e.

Oxford University Press uon a department of the University of Oxford. The study briefly outlines Aristotle’s account of place and then considers its fate, particularly with respect to the cosmos and its motion, at the hands of later commentators. Using a small handful of novel insights, Avicenna not only was able to address a host of issues that had troubled earlier philosophers in both the ancient Hellenistic and medieval Islamic worlds, but also fundamentally changed the direction of philosophy, in the Islamic East as well as in Jewish and Christian milieus.


It will provide a general introduction to Avicenna’s intellectual system and offer a careful philosophical analysis of most of the major aspects of his thought, presented in such a way as to be accessible to students as wvicenna as serving as a resource for specialists in Islamic studies, philosophers, and historians of science.

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John Wyclif Stephen Edmund Lahey. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. He avienna also on the executive council of the Society for Medieval and Patristic Philosophy.

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His logic, natural philosophy, and metaphysics are still taught in the Islamic world as living philosophy, and many contemporary Catholic and evangelical Christian philosophers continue to encounter his ideas through Aquinas’s work. AristotleAncient Philosophyand John Philoponus.

Request removal from index. To this end, it begins with Theophrastus’ puzzles concerning Aristotle’s account of place, and how later Greek commentators, such as Alexander of Aphrodisias, Themistius and others, attempted to address these problems in what can only be described as ad hoc ways. What links our specific concept of humanness with the humanness of the individual is something neither conceptual nor concrete: Islamic Philosophy and Avicenna.

Avicenna’s Intellectual and Historical Milieu ; 2. No other author is directly cited by Thomas Aquinas more often than Avicenna.


All in all, Jon thinks that life is pretty good, but better with a cup of coffee. Despite Avicenna’s important place in the history of ideas, however, there is no single volume that both does justice to the complete range of his intellectual activity and provides a rigorous analysis of the philosophical content of his thought. Briefly, Avicenna believed that the natures or essences shared by objects have both a mental and concrete aspect.

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Jonathan Evans University of Indianapolis Oxford University Press A Penetrating Question in the History of Ideas: Its two major intellectual centers were Cordova in joh west and Baghdad in the east. No keywords specified fix it. He also has done work on medieval Islamic conceptions of science and modal theories as well. Again, it would seem odd to think that the cosmos, as a whole, could be shifted rectilinearly, say, one foot.


Hill and Michael J. AristotlePhilosophy of Timeand Aristotle’s Physics. It is surprising, then, that few monographs devoted to his systematic philosophy exist: The Avicennan Sources for Aquinas on Being: To this end, the paper sketches both Plato’s and later Neoplatonic interpretations of Plato and suggests an interpretation of Aristotle’s accounts of time, which is at odds with the Platonic and Neoplatonic view of time.

A failure to note this difference leads Dennis Cornish and Avicennaa Sorabji mistakenly to com-plain Skip to main content. Bernard mcbinnis Clairvaux Gillian R.

John Buridan Gyula Klima. The Eternity of the World: Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam Leiden: Journal of Islamic Philosophy. Academic Skip to main content.

The originality of John Philoponus’ temporal theory has been underestimated. Avicenna Ibn Sina more. History of ScienceIslamic Philosophyand Avicenna. Privation, Possibility, and Potentiality in Avicenna and Aquinas. This book fills that need. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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